Mr. Posick's Friday email

December 9, 2016

Amazing concerts this week!

I was one proud principal after our concert night on Tuesday. All of the bands and choirs sounded great. They played and sang well together, soloists stepped up to show off their talents to the audience, and the music was a mix of holiday songs and other great arrangements. Mr. Jupp and Mr. Werni did a fabulous job getting the students prepared and it showed. Below are some of the pictures from the concert.

DeSTEMber is December 14th

Hopefully many of you have seen the sign on Main Street and if you have, you may be wondering what DeSTEMber is. Mrs. Iwanski, our technology integrator, has put together a day of investigating STEM careers and activities for our students and staff. Students are able to select the speakers they want to hear in the morning as well as the STEM activities to participate in the afternoon. We can't wait for this wonderful opportunity.

How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset with Your Children

Nearly every day I receive an email from the parent.co newsletter. On Monday, I saw an article that I just had to share with you. It's called "How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset with Your Children". I hope that you have a moment or two to read through it and let me know what you think.

Parents' Day Out

Check out what our Student Senate is doing for all of you holiday shoppers this Saturday! They are providing child care from 1:00-4:00 on Saturday, December 10th. Please see the flyer below for more information. Please print off this form and return it, with payment, to the Primary School office. Any questions, please contact our Student Senate advisers Mrs. Niemczyk or Miss Kohnert.
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Thank you families and PTO!

For those of you who attended the concert on Tuesday night, I'm sure you were amazed at the talent of our students. In the commons I had also set up a video created by some of our students as a thank you to our families and the PTO. Below is a link to the video.
Merton PTO Thank You

Annual Giving Tree

During this holiday season, a Giving Tree is set up in the commons. Students and families are able to take a tag from the tree, purchase the requested item, and return it wrapped to the office. I appreciate your consideration of helping those in need in our community.

It's cold outside!

As you all know, the weather has definitely changed. It's cold outside and that means it's time for winter coats, hats, and gloves. We do go outside for recess, and by we I mean I go out, too, as do our lunch supervisors. Please make sure to remind your child to bring their winter gear for recess. We go outside until it's either zero degrees or minus 15 degrees with the wind chill. Thanks for you support!